Technology moving elections toward electronic ID

In about one-fifth of Missouri counties, local election officials used laptop computers or tablets to verify eligible voters for this year's election.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Graduation, Hanukkah celebrations and high school basketball

Missourian photographers captured images of the School of Health Professions' Dec. 12 fundraiser, high school boys basketball and MU and Stephens College graduation ceremonies.

Offense running smoothly for Missouri women's basketball team

Missouri scored more than 90 points for the third consecutive game Sunday in a 110-47 victory over Southern Illinois at Mizzou Arena.

Columbia man arrested on suspicion of assault

A Columbia man was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon Saturday night.

Columbia man arrested on suspicion of cyber crime

A 27-year-old Columbia man was arrested on suspicion of Internet-related crimes involving minors.


Pedestrian hit crossing West Broadway

A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of West Broadway and Fairview Road near HyVee on Sunday afternoon.

Missouri chocolate company sells Tanzanian rice

The profits from the rice goes the Kyela, a small village in Tanzania, to help out the school lunch program.

Raiders shut out Chiefs

The Raiders (4-10) overwhelmed the undermanned Chiefs (2-12) to snap a six-game losing streak with a 15-0 victory Sunday in Oakland.

Peterson, Vikings rush past Rams

Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson ran for 212 yards, and the Vikings beat St. Louis 36-22 on Sunday, seriously damaging the Rams' postseason hopes.

Eight Centralia churches bring Christmas story to life in Nativity event

More than 100 volunteers and actors performed scenes and guided the public through the City Square.


Connecticut town mourns as police look for answers

Amid the sorrow, stories of heroism emerged, including an account of the Sandy Hook Elementary School principal who lost her life lunging at the gunman, Adam Lanza, in an attempt to overpower him.

Intercom may have saved many lives in Connecticut school shooting

The shootings, coming less than two weeks before Christmas, was the nation's second-deadliest school shooting, exceeded only by the Virginia Tech massacre that claimed 33 lives in 2007.

MU swarms with graduations

Graduation ceremonies for MU's Honors College, College of Arts and Science and the Graduate School were among the ceremonies held Saturday.

Newman Center holds memorial Mass for Connecticut shooting victims

The Rev. Thomas Saucier of the Newman Center emphasized prayer as a way to express support for the victims of Friday's shooting.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU online masters student participates in commencement

Adam Lewkowsky came to MU from Portland, Ore., this weekend to participate in the MU Graduate School commencement ceremony.

Connecticut shooting victims remembered

Students, ages 6 and 7, teachers and a principal are among the victims in Friday's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.

Brown is free to play for Missouri men's basketball team

Sophomore guard Jabari Brown, a transfer from Oregon, will be playing in his first game for the Tigers on Monday after sitting out a year.

Morgan Eye takes success in small town to college stage for Missouri women's basketball team

Morgan Eye has quickly found success on the college stage, leading the nation in 3-pointers and sparking the offense for the 8-2 Tigers. 

Northern Michigan chief praises people who tried to save athlete

Katie Theut, a fitness recreation manager, was recognized for her efforts to save Arianna Alioto, the Columbia soccer player that drowned Nov. 30.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: It's time for action on assault weapons

How many more times will we have to watch this kind of story before Congress enacts an effective ban on assault weapons?